Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

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The Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

Louisiana ( Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Self-defense instructor David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?   What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (16-minute podcast)

All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.

First story-  Are you armed at home?

Someone knocks at your front door at 4:30 in the morning. A few seconds later there is yelling from your front room. Two armed men are shouting orders. You grab your gun and go investigate. These two strangers point a gun at you and you shoot them. You shoot them both. Your son is hurt. It isn’t clear from news reports whether he was struck by gunfire or hit by the robbers. You grab your son and drive him to the hospital.

Neighbors hear the gunshots and call 911. The police find one robber dead in your home. They arrest the second robber when he goes to the hospital.

You’re attacker has been arrested at least 8 times before. His latest arrest was only two months ago for robbery. This time he is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, first-degree burglary and firearms possession by a felon.

Second Story-  Are you armed at work.

It is late at night at this convenience store. A man comes in. You watch him. Rather than select an item, the customer walks directly to the counter. The man has a gun in his hand.. and it is pointed at you. You push him away and try to run to the back room. He follows you.

It isn’t clear if your gun was kept in the back room of if you kept your gun on you. You shoot your attacker. Now he runs away.

You call police..and so does your attacker. Your attacker said he was shot in a drive by shooting. The police see the surveillance video from your store and arrest your attacker in the hospital. He is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Third Story- Do you have a way to defend yourself in the early morning?

You hear a knock at your door. It is 3:30 in the morning. Your boyfriend answers the door and ask why someone is knocking at that hour. Two armed men push the door open and throw your boyfriend against the wall. He breaks the wall as he hits it. The two intruders are armed. The one in front has a shotgun, and your boyfriend grabs it. You grab your gun.

The story isn’t clear if you had your gun with you or if you had to retrieve it. You shoot the large man fighting with your boyfriend. The attacker drops to the floor. The other intruder runs away. You call the police. Your attacker was pronounced dead at the scene from a shot to the head.

(16-minute podcast)

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

Contact David Cole at Aegis Solutions LLC on Facebook.

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Michael Swayze

Theres a few of us as I’ve always hoped that will rise to defend when family or neighbors face violence or death at the hands of a surprising situation..I’ve been there several times in my life without being armed. I’m not making the same mistake that almost got me killed years ago..I’d just be stupid..I love my family. I recognize there’s terrible people who don’t respect life period.I’m sorry to know that..doesn’t mean I’m looking for a fight..just not going to lay down for ancestors died already defending my right to live and be free.laws are laws..we’ve got to… Read more »


A nickel’s worth of free advice – NEVER open your door in the middle of the night. If it’s a friend or family member, you’ll be expecting them. If it’s anyone else, you can bet they aren’t there to sell you some girl scout cookies.


I love the way the antis always say that you could never protect yourself with a gun. When pressed they’ll say something along the lines of “well, okay, but only if you have extensive training that few outside law enforcement could receive”.
Some people under stress fall apart, but many rise to the occasion. A society that respects true heroes knows this, while a society of victims (or sheep, if you prefer) always assumes the worst of itself.